Friday, October 23, 2020

Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) and Minamata Conventions

ONGOING PROJECTS/INITIATIVES

Integrated Health and Environment Observatories and Legal and Institutional Strengthening for the Sound Management of chemicals in Africa (African CHemObs)

PROJECT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT SITE/FUNDING AGENCY/TOTAL FUNDING/DURATION OF THE PROJECT

Project objective

The overall aim of the project is to improve health and environment through strengthening national and regional institutions, and implementing priority chemicals and waste related interventions.

Specifically, the project will;

  • Strengthen capacity for data collection throughout the life-cycle of chemicals;
  • Establish an integrated health and environmental monitoring and surveillance system;
  • Reduce risks posed by chemicals and raising community awareness
  • Form a mechanism for intersectional coordination for health and environment and;
  • Improve understanding of the link between health and environment issues, and facilitate effective policymaking.

Project site:                    Countrywide

Funding Agency:          GEF/ Africa Institute

Total Funding:              US$ 266,666.7

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